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Happy New Year Sm8900!Edit

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Happy New Year!
Hello Sm8900:
Thanks for all of your contributions to improve the encyclopedia for Wikipedia's readers, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, ★Trekker (talk) 20:05, 30 December 2019 (UTC)


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Hey, thanks, *Treker!!! Appreciate it. Happy New Year!! --Sm8900 (talk) 01:34, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Private social services moved to draftspaceEdit

An article you recently created, Private social services, is a nonsubstantial essy, sourced only by articles talking about a small range of examples. We need references providing substantial coverage from third-party independent reliable sources, not press releases or mere announcements . I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. DGG ( talk ) 23:12, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Re:ItemEdit

No problem...and thanks!!! :) Jhenderson 777 14:51, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

history projectEdit

In response to your petition, I'd be glad to help out on the contemporary history project. I'll also take a look at the other page you asked about.Michael E Nolan (talk) 19:47, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

@Michael E Nolan:, hi. that's really terrific. I see some good things ahead that we can get done here. looking forward to further efforts. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 19:48, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

test reply. ---Sm8900 (talk) 🚀 19:22, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Help me!Edit

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Hi. I'm just curious, why is the category Category:Top-importance Batman articles shown as empty? Does anyone know why? the article Batman at least should clearly be showing up there. right?

and actually, it looks like all of the sub-categories of Category:Batman articles by importance are empty! any ideas on this? thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 23:39, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Please don't use the {{help me}} template in two places to ask the same question. You've identified the correct template to investigate at Talk:Batman#question re Category:Top-importance Batman articles. I'll look into it later if nobody else has gotten to it before then. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 00:59, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Comics articles importance ratingsEdit

Hi, I reverted your changes to some Batman-related articles. You placed them all in "Top" importance, which may be their importance within the Batman universe (though even their some are debatable), but which is not their actual importance for the Comics project in general (which is what your edits actually achieved). Articles like Alfred Pennyworth or Batman's utility belt are very far removed from being Top importance for the Comics project. The intention is to keep "Top" for about 50 articles only: at the moment, there are 56 ones listed at Category:Top-importance Comics articles, of which only a handful can really be debated (I'll reassess Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes) and take a look at some others). Batman is correctly one of them, but subtopics of the Batman universe should not be in this category. Fram (talk) 15:29, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Fram:. thanks so much for your courteous and helpful note here. no problem at all. i'll take a look at that, and think about if there are any other options. meanwhile, I also wrote to you on your talk page. nice to be in touch. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 15:31, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

My user pageEdit

I've never paid any attention to user pages; I suppose it is useful not only for learning more about a particular editor but also in judging their competence and credibility. I honestly don't remember when I started editing Wikipedia, although a year ago sounds right. As for my date of birth, it is October 26, 1952, and I live in Mexico (although I'm a U.S. citizen, which largely explains my interest in U.S. history and politics). I guess you can see from this that I am giving you permission to set up my user page. Michael E Nolan (talk) 17:37, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@Michael E Nolan:, okay, that's terrific. consider it done. I am really enjoying our mutual efforts, and look forward to many more items and projects in the weeks and months ahead. I'll be glad to get started on this.
feel free to let me know any time, of course, if there's anything I've done that you want changed, corrected, revised, removed, or improved-upon, etc etc etc. it is your user page, so naturally you are in full control of course. I'll enjoy working on it though. always nice to try my hand at a new item. or to dabble in a new area. I appreciate your note, and all your help. feel free to be in touch any time, as always. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 17:57, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

RE question re your ideas on editors and various itemsEdit

Hello. I don't work much on userboxes lately. Here is what I have done so far:

Feel free to use them, or to copy them to your own pages for further editing. I don't claim ownership, and I don't need any credit. People can use the userboxes from your own pages and subpages after you edit and adapt them to your own needs. -- Timeshifter (talk) 19:56, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Some advice for WikiProject HistoryEdit

Hi Sm8900, great to see your interest in WP History. I have been involved in a small revival for something similar for WP:ANAT and want to leave some short advice for you:

ideas re WikiProject
  1. Honestly, a dormant project doesn't have many active editors. So I wouldn't waste time creating infrastructure (eg. for A class reviews, task forces, role designations, statements of behaviour etc.) because there will only be a couple of active editors and that kind of stuff wastes a lot of time and in my experience drains energy and certainly doesn't result in any new editors.
  2. If you're active, do whatever makes you passionate about that area - wikignoming, organisation, or article editing. Editors (myself included) are drawn to activity and it will usually generate more active editing
  3. For automated tasks, use a bot, eg. if you plan to go through your volunteer list (or article list, or whatever), think clearly about what you want to do, and see if a bot owner can do it. Saves a lot of time. I'll give an example:
    • Go through all editors on your volunteers list
    • Separate our all editors without activity in the last year, move these to an 'old volunteers list'
    • To old volunteers, deliver a message notifying that you've like to get the project active but moved them to an old list because they're not
    • To active volunteers, deliver a message notifying that you'd like to get the project active again and welcome collaboration
  4. Consider using a mass message to notify editors of important project events or when disseminating a newsletter
  5. Wikiprojects are great places to discuss things that affect your sets of articles - such as groups of images, navboxes, templates, layout, sources etc. Keep in mind to expect strong and contradictory opinions.

I hope that helps. So to summarise

  1. A WP consists of active members who want to contribute to that area
  2. Editors want to contribute to the area, so administrative stuff (1) wastes your time and (2) doesn't get active editors and (3) won't achieve your end goal of improving articles
  3. The point of the activity is to improve articles, so make sure you keep that as your focus
  4. Rome wasn't build in a day, and the most important element is consistent involvement over time or a small amount of activity over time in the area, rather than single momentous decisions

Hope that helps. That is just my two cents from being involved in a similar process over at WikiProject Anatomy and our process of trial and error --Tom (LT) (talk) 23:14, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi. I didn’t delete it. Sorry, I simply moved it to the correct section. It is still there . Sorry for being less than clear about this. Thanks.Sm8900 (talk) 14:52, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
I think your suggestion above is pretty good. I will try to do that. Thanks. Sm8900 (talk) 14:54, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Re WP CouncilEdit

You posted, then deleted, the following on my talk page:

hi., thanks for clicking “thanks “! However, if you have a chance, I could also use some written support. If you get a chance, could you please write a reply there. It can be short; just one or two sentences would be totally great if you want. I appreciate it. Thanks!! Sm8900 (talk) 14:18, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Over the past few days, I have made several suggestions on how you could proceed. Once again, I think it would be useful if you created a new talk page (possibly in your own user space) where you could list what you think are the project's current shortcomings and how you think these could be overcome. When it is ready, you could then invite comment. Further discussion on the project's current talk page does not seem to be productive.--Ipigott (talk) 14:48, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

hi ipigott. I didn’t delete that comment; I simply moved it to the correct section. It is still there . Sorry for being less than clear about this. Thanks.
I think your suggestion above is pretty good. I will try to do that. Thanks. Sm8900 (talk) 14:54, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for the explanation. I started to reply to it but then found it was no longer there and went back to history to find it again. Anyway, I'm glad to see you are going to follow up on my suggestion. I still think one of the important areas to work on is assessment. As you have probably noticed, there are already several types of assessment report including by changes (recently updated here but not yet incorporated), by page watchers, by Category:Defunct WikiProjects, Inactive WikiProjects and Semi-active WikiProjects and, interestingly, those featured on Signpost. What is not measured is the number of article talk pages tagged by WikiProject over time (e.g. over the past month or by year). This could be a useful way of finding out which WikiProjects are considered interesting by those creating new articles but I don't know if it would be easy to implement. Once you have developed your new talk page, I would be happy to contribute.--Ipigott (talk) 08:11, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

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question re sectionsEdit

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how do I add a button to provide the option to hide or collapse a section of an article? thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 17:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

I think that would be contrary to the manual of style. On mobile view, the sections are automatically collapsed. What's your broader objective? — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 18:00, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Jmcgnh: well, I meant, to provide a way to collapse a section on a page, i.e. on WikiProject, or a talk page, or a maintenance page. thanks. --Sm8900 (talk) 18:05, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Oh, for something like that, you'd probably use {{collapse}}. {{collapse top}} or, where you want to indicate that a discussion is over and done with, {{Hidden archive top}}. Just avoid doing that in article space.
There are plenty of options for including the section header text, having it expanded by default, etc. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 18:21, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

StrategyEdit

Hi! Today, I was about to let you know that the discussions have been launched. I'm glad to find out that you needed no pings. :) SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 23:36, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

lol! thanks, SGrabarczuk (WMF)! I appreciate the thought. as you see, yup, I'm already there. I appreciate your note. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 02:51, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

What are the standards for inclusion in year links?Edit

Eg 1961 in poetry which has some people's names with red links. Thanks. A ping would be appreciated if you reply. Doug Weller talk 13:16, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

@Doug Weller: thanks for your note. well, as far as notability in year articles, I think, the standards for that are no different than the standards for WP:Notability in general. If you want my own feelings on that, the simplest answer is that I am absolutely an inclusionist. absolutely. that is why I like working on current year articles. if a fact is out there, let's grab it!!! snag that puppy before it goes by!!! put it in a timeline article, where the fact collerctors at Wikipedia can add it to their collection, put it under glass, and enjoy it for years to come!! <ahem> lol!! Face-smile.svg. well, that's my own personal outlook on this. so who are some of these poets who have red links? were they published? were they notable? was their work published, either in books, or else perhaps in major publications? Please feel free to let me know. if so, let's get them in!! I'd be happy to work with you on this. let me know.
by the way, it is a pleasure to hear from you on this. I am currently in the midst of a major reworking and revamping of Wikipedia:WikiProject History. but after that, I hope to move on slowly to revamping other WikiProjects over the course of time. I am mainly thinking about history-related WikiProjects, since I am the lead coordinator at WikiProject history, which i consider the umbrella group for other history-related projects. but I am willing to look at entirely different subject areas, for other WikiProjects. so we can see how that goes, over time.
actually, you came along just at the right time. would you like to help me at WikiProject History? I could really use your input. Actually, you can be my co-pilot there if you want. the position for that is wide open!! would you like to come over there? please feel free to let me know. I would welcome your input. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:08, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I must have been thinking of something else, perhaps deaths, where the criteria is inclusion in other projects. Although I'm interested in history (and definitely archaeology), I have a watchlist of almost 20,000 and am a Checkuser and Oversighter, and of course an Admin, and really don't have time to do anything else. I'm days behind in filing an SPI! Doug Weller talk 14:28, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
okay no problem, Doug Weller!! but if that's the case, feel free to stop by Wikipedia:WikiProject History if you get a chance, and to give the place a three-minute once-over, and then let me know anything that I'm doing right, wrong, or should do differently. and then after that, you can vanish like the wind!! if you want. Face-smile.svg anyway, your input is always welcome, and appreciated. Please feel free to write any time. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:32, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
I agree with the concept of inclusion, particularly in years projects. I would even go a step further, and I would like to see a revision of the policy regarding "notable deaths" because it tends to exclude non-Anglos and runs contrary to the priority of "diversity." Most contributors to English-Wikipedia are either North Americans or British, so articles about events or people tend to come from these areas. When writing about people or things that happened twenty or more years ago, it is probably best to simply add the information without creating red links. Unless you intend to write the articles yourself, they probably won't get written. Michael E Nolan (talk) 15:54, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
On another but related subject, I have also questioned the standards on inclusion or exclusion of events. Yesterday I posted on 2020 about a strong earthquake on (7.1Mw ) in the Caribbean that was felt in six countries but fortunately caused no significant damage. Someone suggested that such events should not be reported if there are not at least 1,000 deaths. I'm open to adhering to standards, but where are they published? Michael E Nolan (talk) 15:54, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
thanks for your reply @Michael E Nolan:! I appreciate your great points above. as far as notability for earthquakes, they fall in the category of natural events, not manamde disasters. therefore, as such the standard of notability depends on the intensity or magnitude of such an event, not any measure of the impact of humans or society. on that basis, that earthquake is definitely notable, and is definitely suitable for inclusion. I am glad you wrote to add your comments here. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 16:09, 29 January 2020 (UTC)


WikiProject HistoryEdit

Hi Sm8900! I just wanted to thank you for personally reaching out to me about WikiProject history. I will be more than happy to help get the project active again. I am currently in a class at Rice University that requires us to work on a Wikipedia article and I will be expanding on my first work - History of Democracy in Mexico. I will also post on the talk page for the project soon. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do as I would very much like to help. Best, Claudia Paine22 (talk) 17:55, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Claudia Paine22. thanks so much for your reply. okay, yes, let's absolutely get started. to begin with, what are some of your areas of interest? any answer at all is totally fine. and yes, please do comment on the project talk page, whenever you wish. the sooner that we can get you over there, the sooner we can get things moving. you may be able to have more of an impact on the overall direction of Wikipedia than you might have initially thought! Face-smile.svg I bet you're glad that you happened onto this! anyway, we are very glad that we have you here. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 18:38, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
actually, based upon your answer above, I would already like to start a task force for History of Mexico, or History of Central America , and place you on it. Also, I would like to place you on the task force for Political History, which already exists. would that be okay? thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 18:39, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

nav box cfdwEdit

2018 sports-related listsEdit

I have proposed renaming for a hierarchy that you started. Please see Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2020_February_2#2018_sports-related_lists. – Fayenatic London 17:21, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

news itemsEdit

Message sectionEdit

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Hi. as you can see below, I have several templates in this section. Below are the template names for each of these. I would like the first group of two templates to be shown side by side, and the second group, ie bugle, signpost and admin newsletter to be shown on the next row, side by side. is there any way to do so? I appreciate it. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 20:55, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

See Help:Table. I would suggest to put them in one table row. Gryllida (talk) 01:19, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Gryllida, thanks for your reply, but I tried that. actually, that worked! thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 05:12, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Excellent. I'm glad to help.
May I ask you if you are interested in current news? If so, what topics? Gryllida (talk) 05:56, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Hi Gryllida. well, do you mean Wikipedia news, or world and national news? either way , the answer yes. my main focus for world news is politics and history. I have initiated a few timeline articles and other articles to keep track of current events in those areas. is that what you were asking about? please feel free to let me know. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:21, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
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TemplatesEdit

There are a couple of different approaches you might take. For someone who is not familiar with coding, using the ordinary columnization templates might be better for a DIY solution. The more technical approach would involve setting up <div> directives with something like width=33% parameters (this is how userboxes and Wikipedia Adventure badges work). I'm not prepared to do this for you, so I'm going to leave the request open in case someone else happens along who is willing. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 23:51, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Footer sectionEdit

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Draft: UK in political historyEdit

Wow! I really like it, especially the idea of division by PMs. The external links section also looks good. One suggested change: Instead of "Brexit" include a section on "Trade." Brexit is a thing of the past, and it deserves mention, but there are bound to be many other important trade issues in the coming decade. There's probably little to add to "Brexit" at this point. Michael E Nolan (talk) 15:40, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

@Michael E Nolan: thanks!!! glad you like it. well, now it brings up a little problem that we now have to iron out, i.e. namely and especially since you and I are the cutting-edge task force that came up with these in the first place!! Face-smile.svg basically, it doesn't make a lot of sense to have these for the UK, and nothing similar for the US; since the articles of this type have now become a success with the UK editor crew. we should try the same thing for the colonies over here on our side of the pond!! Face-smile.svg
ok, so dividing things by premiership worked great for the UK articles. everyone seems to have taken to that pretty well. the problem here is, our Chief Executive change over here much less frequently. so dividing up by Presidential Administration wouldn't really work. but I don't want to divide it up by year either; then we are simply another ordinary timeline article. so therefore, I would like to divide these articles approximately by Congressional session ; in other words, 2008 to 2010, 2010 to 2012, 2012 to 2014, etc etc. doing so will capture the real political cycle for American politics, just as premiership capture the real political cycle of the UK. by the way, yes I know the new Congress takes office in January of the new year following the election, so yes, we may reflect that in our time-based sections as well.
so anyway, how does that all sound? the drafts are getting set up now. i am still adding the section breaks for the basic structure. you can feel free to let me know any comments. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 16:19, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
I agree with all of this. I don't see any problem with the fact that the election is in November but Congress begins its sessions in January. I do hope you and I aren't the only editors who contribute to these pages. Michael E Nolan (talk) 17:20, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Michael E Nolan okay, glad to hear that. that's good to know.
re your other point, that's a good point and a good question; however, no, you and I are certainly not the only editors who edit these articles. the two decade overviews that are currently in article main space, namely 2010s in political history, 2010s in United Kingdom political history, are very much active, energized, and embraced by the Wikipedia community.
My point is that we in our task force for contemporary history have basically invented and pioneered all of these. it's highly gratifying that you are adding content at the article for Draft:2020s in UK political history. I'm planning to move that to main space within the next few weeks. i am sure it will be readily accepted as well, based on the current positive response to the other decade overviews.
my point is that the decade overviews for the USA will need a little prior attention before we move them out of drafts. they certainly do not need to be fully or even largely complete before doing so. I simply meant as long as we have the basic structure set out, with a few basic content details included, we can move this out to the larger community. so that's why I wanted to check with you, on what you think of the basic article structure by section and by era. I'm glad you like it. All of your input is very helpful. i appreciate it. feel free to send any other comments, ideas, etc., if you wish. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 17:30, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

2021 in the United States moved to draftspaceEdit

An article you recently created, 2021 in the United States, does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 05:29, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Update on new drafts for current eventsEdit

Your assumptions about my general interests are on target: decades in political history, U.S. politics, but not much interest in U.K. politics. I find myself quite busy--I recently made a page for 2020 in Nigeria. I decided it would be impossible to make a 2020 page for every country that is missing, so I made 2020 in West Africa. With every new entry, it seems there's almost always another page or two to update. I've also written several things for 2020s. Michael E Nolan (talk) 05:46, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

@Michael E Nolan:okay, that sounds terrific. that's actually a very good thing. the US decade articles may be where I may really need your help. you can feel free to take a look at them any time, or to edit them any time.
the 2010s article for UK seems to be doing fine, so I anticipate that our British colleagues will be happy to get started and to help out on the article for 2020s as well. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 05:51, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

itemsEdit

hi. I need your help. could you please dratft a notice for WP:The great UK Destubathon that you are leading? I am looking for editor events and group projects that I could post to post at my new community forum, if that's okay. could you please let me know if that sounds okay to you? I really appreciate it. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) testing welcome messages


okay, but may I also point out, our category systems happens to include these categories, as well: .

Welcome aboard matey!Edit

CaptainEek lectures new crewmembers on the importance of not going overboard
Ahoy! Welcome aboard the SS Wikipedia, it do be yer captain speaking! You are hereby commissioned into CaptainEek's crew as a deckhand. If ye be crafty and good at catching sources, it won't be long before you graduate with a captainship of yer own.

But in all seriousness, you asked for adoption, and I can provide. This will be a bit unusual, as you have around longer than I, and made more edits, but I will help in any way I can. My adoptions are generally free form, and serve as me providing advice and watching over my adoptees. You are always welcome at my talk page, and I will endeavor to reply as quick as possible. If you have a certain project, area, or problem you'd like help with, I can tailor a course of training for you. Smooth sailing, CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 02:00, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

that's terrific. that sounds great!! aye aye, Cap'n!!! all hands will muster to the foredeck at eight bells, to make a clean sweep fore and aft, set the maindeck to rights, the hoist sail and aweigh anchor, as it's off to the bounding main!!! avast me hearties!!!! 'tis to glory we steer!!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 03:05, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
Sm8900, Howdy hello! Hows the editing life treating you? This is half serious, half test of a new version of Enterprisey's ReplyLink gadget. CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 10:13, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Just a quick note to say 'thank you' for taking on board the suggestion to pare down all your user sub-pages. It's really appreciated - and you went a lot further than I expected. Remember, if you ever feel you've made a mistake in deleting something, an administrator will be able to restore most types of content for you on request. (I actually think I ought to do the same with all my own subpages, now!) No need to reply back, especially as a quick 'thank' against an editor's contribution can often be a quick way to acknowledge something without creating more back and forth messaging. Cheers, Nick Moyes (talk) 18:05, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

About !votingEdit

Information icon Thank you for your comments, which you added in discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2020 January 25. Please note that, on Wikipedia, consensus is determined by discussion, not voting, and it is the quality of the arguments that counts, not the number of people supporting a position. If your comments concerned a deletion discussion, please consider reading Wikipedia's deletion policy for a brief overview of the deletion process. We hope that you decide to stay and contribute even more. Thank you! —⁠andrybak (talk) 21:33, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

phew!! thank you, Andrybak. it is nice to hear an actual invitation to participate around here. you have no idea how much I needed that. your timing is impeccable!! I appreciate your message, and all that you do here for the encyclopedia. thanks so much. see you!! Face-smile.svg --Sm8900 (talk) 21:39, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Because you tryEdit

Double Rainbow in Susice.jpg Keep up the enthusiasm!
Thanks for caring about making Wikipedia better. Schazjmd (talk) 01:53, 20 February 2020 (UTC)


well, I'll be. it's a miracle!! thanks, Schazjmd!!! it sure is nice to be appreciated. you made me smile, for once.I sure needed that, right now!!! thanks!!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 02:18, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
+1, your efforts are appreciated (and not just recently but also for the last 14 years). I think the problem boiled down to trying to do too many things at once (multiple new initiatives instead of just focusing on one), but it seems like you have that all sorted now and I hope this experience doesn’t discourage you from continuing to volunteer here. Levivich (lulz) 02:23, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
wow, thanks Levivich. that is very nice of you to say. I really appreciate it. it is nice to see someone give me some positive vibes here. I really needed that. I really appreciate your note. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 02:34, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
Sm8900, I second Levivich and Schazjmd's comments. I thought the WikiProject town hall was an interesting idea, but perhaps should've been incubated in your userspace at first. I'm stopping by for the same reason as Levivich and after noticing that you requested deletion of User:Sm8900/Wikipedia service award thumbnails/Master Editor Level Four after the recent MfD I closed closed as userfy to your userspace. I guess it didn't need walking anymore? ;-) Doug Mehus T·C 22:41, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
Dmehus thanks so much! that means a lot to me. thanks. believe me, I appreciate the positive sentiment and the encouragement of messages like yours. that sounds fine. I will keep that in mind. re the Master Editor Level Four, I guess it was better off in the wild!! lol!!! Face-smile.svg --Sm8900 (talk) 00:49, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Proposal at the Village Pump to streamline the welcome templateEdit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal to streamline the welcome template. This may be of interest to you as a member of the Wikipedia Help Project. Sdkb (talk) 04:57, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

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Michael Hirsh foreign policyEdit

Here´s the citation you requested. [1] I have added it. Michael E Nolan (talk) 00:09, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 23:04, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Why the Liberal International Order Will Endure Into the Next Decade By Michael Hirsh, Foreign Policy, 27 Dec 2019, retrieved 2 March 2020

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thanks, Moxy! wow, talk about a wealth of information. this is very helpful. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 02:38, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

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Hello friend, got your message on my talk page, a great thanks for your appreciation. I’ve left you a few messages on my talk page as replies. Please check Aaqib Anjum Aafī (talk) 05:33, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank You :)Edit

Thank you Sm8900 for stopping by, leaving a positive comment, and dropping off that handy welcome box. All the best. History DMZ (talk) 01:26, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

@History DMZ:, no problem!! glad to help and to be in touch. feel free to drop by any time. thanks. see you!! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:57, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

2020 in SyriaEdit

Hi. With respect to your creation of 2020 in Syria, could you take a look at Talk:Timeline_of_the_Syrian_Civil_War#Proposed_merge_with_2011_in_Syria,_2012_in_Syria,_2013_in_Syria,_2014_in_Syria,_and_2015_in_Syria?

Would you be willing to:

1-Merge the “Events” section of "2020 in Syria" into Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (January–April 2020) and replace it with the sentence “For events related to the Civil War, see Timeline of the Syrian Civil War (January–April 2020)”?

2-Create 2019 in Syria (which is missing) along the lines of 2018 in Syria? Thanks. Tradediatalk 23:08, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Tradedia:. the first item #1 sounds fine. re item #2, I don't really have much that I would need to0 add to a timeline for 2019 right now. if anyone wishes to create it, I could visit it to see if i want to add data there. is that okay? I'm glad you came by to comment. please feel free to write back. thanks for your helpful info. cheers! --Sm8900 (talk) 14:59, 6 March 2020 (UTC)
Ok, i did item #2 and will let you do item #1 ;) Tradediatalk 03:48, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

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"Conceptual species roles"Edit

Hi, I see you're populating this (new) category. Only thing is, what is it? A thing like a Keystone species is clearly a people-centric category, something that we consider important. But Predation/Predator? That's one end of an unquestionably real relationship, predators eat prey, basta. If you're prey, predators are about the realest thing imaginable. So, why "conceptual"? And I see that the category has Keystone species and Umbrella species as twin "main articles" - this isn't right. There should be just one main article embodying the definition of the category, but (having brought Keystone species to Good Article), they plainly don't, either of 'em.

So, what we need is an unambiguous definition of what this category is about, in text on its Commons page; and a single article which is all about the subject. If there isn't one, the suspicion must be that the concept is ill-founded, i.e. that the category covers some ill-assorted bedfellows. Or what? Chiswick Chap (talk) 16:06, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

hm, okay, those questions make sense. firstly, I'm very glad to meet you, Chiswick Chap. you raise some very good and valid questions. and it is always good to meet a fellow Wikipedian who is devoted to the project in a meaningful way. so, thanks, welcome, and cheers!!
in regards to your excellent questions, you are correct; "umbrella species," on the one hand is obviously a conceptual role, being defined solely on a relational basis, ie upon the relation and impact of the species upon its environment, habitat, and neighboring species,
while "predator" is not a relational definition at all; it exists based upon the actual behavior of the species itself, on an empirical basis, not based upon some overall impact that that species has on its environment, or any long-term trends, patterns or effects that would become evident only over the long term; rather it is based purely upon the simply empircal behavior of the species itself, in regards to its own biological survival, not to any larger trends or factors.
however, I would submit to you, that "predator" in fact could be encompassed as being under the categorical umbrella of "conceptual species role" as well. my reason for this is simple. the categorization by zoologists of an animal as a "predator" is not based upon any taxonomic or zoological classifications whatsoever; in other words, since the label "predator" clearly includes multiple species and genuses. from cellular organisms, to largfe mamamls, to reptiles, birds, etc etc, it too is a conceptual species role.
  • I agree with you that there are actually two types of "conceptual roles" within the umbrella of "conceptual species roles" overall;
    • one type of conceptual role, eg: "umbrella species" pertains to the animal's overall impact upon its environment, and only animals that actually have a significant impact; the majority of species would not be deemed to have any such overall impact, and only some species would ever be grouped under any such label.
    • while the other type of conceptual role eg: "predator" is based solely on the animal's own behavior, i.e. its own essential characteristics and behavior, and not any such larger impact at all.
  • However, again, i would submit that both types of conceptual roles fall under this category's umbrella; mainly because they are both "conceptual" labels, i.e. arbitrary labels which do not correspond with any actual taxonomic categories.
does that sounds reasonable? sorry if my answer got a bit repetitious or recursive in places. I'm very pleased to be able to have this dialogue with you, and to think this through. my own answer above was partially simply my own discursive way to think through the important points that you have raised above.
please do feel free to write back to let me know your thoughts on the points above. I am totally open to your comments and thoughts on this. I will be glad to propose some refinements, improvements, or elucidations to be made on the page of the category, based on any suggestions, questions, or comments that you may express.
It's great to hear from you. thanks for your note. Cheers!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 16:24, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the considered and detailed reply. However I see we're being overtaken by events, as Fram has brought this to CfD, see the next thread below. We'd better speak over there, but of course you can use any of your own thoughts, as briefly as possible, in that discussion. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 16:29, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
@Chiswick Chap:, okay, thanks so much for your reply. I'd be very interested to discuss this further with you. by the way, please help me out, was there anything I omitted to do, or that i did improperly, in how I created this category? If so, then I apologize. I have set up categories in the past, and simply populated them to get them off the ground. I was never informed that following this set of initial steps as a process was disruptive. if it was, then I apologize. could you please let me know if there are any steps that i should have done differently, or handled differently? I'd be very glad to hear any feedback or input that you might like to offer. I appreciate your help. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 17:20, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
If you're asking about the minutiae of Wikiprocedure, then I'm probably not the best person as I steer clear of such things as far as possible. On the practical side, the first thing in creating a category is to consider if it will be robust, i.e. will it be easy to use, obvious in meaning, clearly defined, unambiguous, and if need be readily defensible on talk page or (in the last analysis) at CfD. The best categories are those that everyone in a field is familiar with - nobody will dispute "Protein" or "Gene". All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:30, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

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Research QuestionEdit

Do you use any browser extensions or organizing software to aid in wikipedia article writing? T3g5JZ50GLq (talk) 23:07, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@T3g5JZ50GLq:. hi! actually, I do not use those to aid in article-writing. I appreciate you taking the time to write. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 23:19, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Current Events.Edit

Hello Sm8900. I was reading your post on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Current events's talk page about wanting to revive the project. Well I managed to revive the project. If you would like to, come join it. Elijahandskip (talk) 21:53, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

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Special BarnstarEdit

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I'm teaching my niece to edit, and she made her first edits last night. I went to her talk page this morning (to say congratulations) and discovered the message you left. Thank you for showing her straight off that Wikipedia can be warm and welcoming. JSFarman (talk) 14:17, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
@JSFarman:, thanks so much!!! no problem, I am glad if my greeting made Wikipedia a little more inviting for a new editor. and your barnstar above is very nice, and much appreciated. please feel free to be in touch any time. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 03:24, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Started a Wikiproject on Science PolicyEdit

Hi Sm8900, I just wanted to let you know that the Wikiproject for Science Policy has been officially created! Thanks for showing your interest in the Science Policy Wikiproject proposal page. It's still a little bare, but with your assistance, I believe that we can make it real nice. I started it based off of the template suggested in the Wikiproject, so any edits are always welcome. I could use help with developing our first goals as well, so any suggestions are welcome! Lightning1115 (talk) 03:23, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

@Lightning1115:, that's terrific!! I will be glad to help in any way. I am the Lead Coordinator at WP:History WikiProject. we are actually just getting re-activated ourselves. but I will be glad to help out in any way. please feel free to be in touch any time. thanks!! -Sm8900 (talk) 03:26, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Just a heads upEdit

I know back in March you wanted to revive the Current Events WikiProject. Well it reactivated in April. Just letting participates listed before it reactivated know it is an active WikiProject again. Elijahandskip (talk) 16:05, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Elijahandskip: Hi. that's really terrific to know. I will keep an eye on that WikiProject. I appreciate the note. thanks!!! --Sm8900 (talk) 16:08, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Checking inEdit

Howdy hello! How goes things on the high seas? I just wanted to check in and get a report of what articles you've been working on lately, what you'd like to be working on, and if you need any help. I know I was a bit busy as of late, so trying to do the rounds and see how folks are getting on :) CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 23:55, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi CaptainEek! thanks so much for your nice note. it is good to hear from you. things are fine here. I appreciate you asking. but for now, all is well, so steady as she goes. I hope things are well with you. congrats on the adminship!!! thanks for dropping by. see you!! --Sm8900 (talk) 00:44, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

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A brownie for you!Edit

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@Faster than fairies:, you're welcome! thanks for your nice note. happy editing! --Sm8900 (talk) 22:33, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

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I need help with my dell inspiron it keep asking for HDD password can u plz send me a software if u have Nhlakanipho bingo (talk) 15:25, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

hi. Sorry, but I am not familiar with that. I suggest that you visit wp:teahouse, and ask them to help with your question. Thanks. —Sm8900 (talk) 15:31, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Deletion discussionsEdit

Howdy hello pal! Hope all is treating you well. I was recently pinged at an AfD you were involved in, as you likely saw. I appreciate your mature action to amend your comments. Kingsif is right, you should only vote once in AfD's, and other notes should be labelled "Comments". But you should also limit the number of comments you add, I try not to add more than two to any discussion unless I feel someone has made a major error. Responding to a plurality of comments can be seen as bludgeoning, and usually only rehashes previous arguments. It is often better to say your piece, and then move on, then to sink more time into it. Hope that helps, CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 18:11, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi Captain Eek! yes, your advice is well said, and very welcome and appreciated here. I agree with all of your points above. I think that Kingsif was well within their rights to say that. In the end, it was actually only two superfluous comments that needed to be removed, but I agree wholly that I was better off doing so. I'm glad to have your comments. I'm glad to still be your adoptee. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 18:13, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

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Welcome with cookies template you asked for on HiLo48's talk pageEdit

Hi Sm8900! I noticed you've been searching for the welcome template HiLo48 used to welcome some users. After scouring the WP:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates page, I've finally found it. Here it is: {{Welcome-personal}}. Thanks. Silikonz (💬🖋) 06:00, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

well hello there @Silikonz:!! thanks very much for the help. I was wondering about that one! I will add that to my list. it is nice to meet you! by the way, what areas or topics do you like to edit in? thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 15:40, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
hmmm... annnd it's gone! lol! according to that template's page , apparently it will be merged with the basic cookie template! oh well. still good to see this. thanks! --Sm8900 (talk) 15:42, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Awww... That template was great. As of now (05:29, 19 November 2020 (UTC)) it's already gone. Hopefully, welcoming in Twinkle with the plate of cookies works (or does it try to subst that same template onto talk pages? Maybe it's still possible to retrieve the template content from history.) Silikonz (💬🖋) 05:29, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Oh yes, your earlier question - I didn't see that just then - I'll answer that here! I usually edit in computer-related pages. I've started using a Mac recently, and so sometimes add content in Apple-related pages. When I'm not doing that, I usually revert whatever vandalism I can see. Or other things I can't recall. (Yes, I'm a recent changes patroller.) Sorry if this sounds a bit vague, but that's all I can say. ;) Silikonz (💬🖋) 05:32, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

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December 2020 Guild of Copy Editors NewsletterEdit

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Hello and welcome to the December GOCE newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since September 2020.

                 Current and upcoming events

Election time: our end-of-year Election of Coordinators opened for nominations on 1 December and will close on 15 December at 23:59 (UTC). Voting opens at 00:01 the following day and will continue until 31 December at 23:59, just before Auld Lang Syne. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

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September Drive: 67 fewer articles had copy-edit templates by this month's close. Of the 27 editors who signed up, 15 copy-edited at least one article, and 124 articles were claimed for the drive.

October Blitz: this ran from 18 to 24 October, and focused on articles tagged for copy-edit in July and August 2020, and all Requests. Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors copy-edited at least one article. 21 articles were claimed for the blitz.

November Drive: Of the 18 editors who signed up, 15 copy-edited at least one article, and together claimed 134 articles. At the close of the drive, 67 fewer articles were in the backlog and we had dealt with 39 requests.

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Annual Report for 2020: this roundup of the year's activity at the Guild is planned for publication in late January or early February.

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look up articlesEdit

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXVII, January 2021Edit

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February 17: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYCEdit

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Sat Mar 13: Asia Art Archive in America: Art and Feminism Edit-a-thonEdit

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Organized by Asia Art Archive in America and NaPupila in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and supported by Wikimedia NYC, this event brings together participants to discuss, create, share, and improve Wikipedia articles about women and non-binary artists.

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXIX, March 2021Edit

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Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Comparison of messaging softwareEdit

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April 2021 WikiProject Military History Reviewing DriveEdit

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April 21: ONLINE WikiWednesday Salon NYC with with Environmental focusEdit

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The Bugle: Issue CLXXX, April 2021Edit

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The category "Leaders who took power by coup" should be added to Joe Bidens page.

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Two guys are bothering me with this article: Death of Benito Mussolini. I added important details with their respective sources and those two not only revert arbitrarily but I go out on duty as if I were the bad guy. Please help me because I already inadvertently violated the rule of the three reverts. Thanks.--EnzoGorlomi90 (talk) 17:18, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

PS: Thank you for your kind welcome. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EnzoGorlomi90 (talkcontribs) 17:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

I don't know why you are posting this on another user's talk page, but I don't see that they are involved in this issue. The correct place would be Talk:Death of Benito Mussolini, and I see you discussing it there. You have been given correct advice - sourcing is important. Even with sourcing, how edits are worded are important. If it looks like the editor is inserting their point of view, even with sourcing, the edits are likely to be removed. I think we need to close this talk thread on this user's page. If you still want to discuss this, please post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history. That project is expert at military history. They can help you understand what is, and is not, acceptable and reliable sourcing on military history articles. — Maile (talk) 18:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

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May 2021 at Women in RedEdit

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